Lille


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Lille

 (lēl)
A city of northern France north-northeast of Paris near the Belgian border. Founded c. 1030, it was the medieval capital of Flanders and is now a commercial, cultural, and manufacturing center.
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Lille

(French lil)
n
(Placename) an industrial city in N France: the medieval capital of Flanders; forms with Roubaix and Tourcoing one of the largest conurbations in France. Pop: 232 432 (2006)
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Lille

(lil)

n.
a city in N France. 177,218. Formerly, Lisle.
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Noun1.Lille - an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian borderLille - an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border; was the medieval capital of Flanders
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Lille

[liːl] NLila f
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References in classic literature ?
"The executioner of Lille, the executioner of Lille!" cried Milady, a prey to insensate terror, and clinging with her hands to the wall to avoid falling.
Yes, I am the executioner of Lille, and this is my history."
I was executioner of the city of Lille, as this woman has said.
"The day after my return to Lille, my brother in his turn succeeded in making his escape; I was accused of complicity, and was condemned to remain in his place till he should be again a prisoner.
"Then," resumed he, "mad, desperate, determined to get rid of an existence from which she had stolen everything, honor and happiness, my poor brother returned to Lille, and learning the sentence which had condemned me in his place, surrendered himself, and hanged himself that same night from the iron bar of the loophole of his prison.
If the Chief could find little to say to Monsieur Guillot of Lille, he will, I am sure, be very interested in a short conversation with Monsieur Henri Pailleton."
[5] This picture, formerly in the possession of a wealthy manufacturer at Lille, who fled from that city on the approach of the Germans, is now in the National Gallery at Stockholm.
FROM LEON VERDIER, IN PARIS, TO PROSPER GOBAIN, AT LILLE.
Lillev BATEBorisov 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports Interactive LILLE have got enough about them to beat BATE Borisov but a widemargin success is unlikely and taking the French club to land a narrow 1-0 win could be the best way to support the favourites.
CSKA Moscow v Lille 5pm, live on Sky Sports 2 Best prices 7-5 CSKA, 23-10 Lille, 12-5 draw Keisuke Honda drives CSKA TEAM NEWS Top scorer Seydou Doumbia is banned but Keisuke Honda has recovered from a knee injury.